How do I Choose the Best Eyelash Enhancer?

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There many options when it comes to eyelash enhancers. Choosing the right one can be rather difficult because there is no single solution that is perfect for everyone. Finding the best eyelash enhancer for you depends on the condition of your lashes, your budget and the ingredients of the product. Some of these enhancers can be expensive, so it’s also worth considering whether a guarantee is offered by the company. The key to finding the best eyelash enhancer for you is doing research.

An eyelash enhancer is a product that is applied to the eyelashes with the objective of helping them to grow. These products also contain nutrients that help condition the lashes. Lash enhancers typically are packaged in a similar fashion to mascara and are applied to the lashes once a day. Consumers are promised longer, thicker lashes after using these products over a set period of time.

Some people lose their eyelashes because of damage from using eye makeup removers or eyelash curlers. Others find their eyelashes falling out as part of an overall hair loss problem that also includes the scalp. In these cases, a strong formulation is necessary and worth the extra expense. Be sure that the enhancer you are considering offers research to support its claims. Choosing a product that comes with a guarantee also is a good idea.


Eyelash enhancers also are used by women who have regular lashes but want to improve their appearance. An eyelash enhancer that is geared toward cosmetic use will suffice for these consumers. Enhancers that are made by popular makeup companies and sold on store shelves alongside mascara and other eye cosmetics are good choices for women who just want to give their lashes an extra boost. These versions tend to be more affordable as well.

The quality of the various eyelash enhancers on the market can vary. It’s important to verify that the product is labeled as “ophthalmologist tested” to ensure that there are no ingredients that can irritate or damage the eyes. You might want to look for natural ingredients, because those tend to be gentler on the eyes. If you wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes, you should look for products specifically formulated for sensitive eyes to avoid irritation. If you are ever unsure, you can bring the product in question to your eye doctor for advice.

If you have a smaller budget and want to avoid using chemicals, there are a few other options to consider. False eyelashes can make your lashes look longer but need to be applied and removed daily. Eyelash extensions are tiny pieces of hair glued onto your existing lashes at a salon, and these can stay in place for several weeks. A good lengthening mascara also can give the illusion of longer lashes if you don’t want to spend very much money.


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@ocelot60- Tell your niece that she should look into trying Latisse. This is a drug that is used to treat glaucoma, and became a popular beauty aid when glaucoma patients began reporting long, thick eyelashes after using it.

A bottle of Latisse is costly, but not nearly as much as getting extensions. My sister uses it, and a bottle that costs about $145 lasts her at least 4 or 5 months.

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My niece gets eyelash extensions, and I was surprised to find out that she pays almost $80 a month in upkeep on them. There has to be a cheaper way to enhance your eyelashes, but she says that she doesn't like to apply mascara.

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